I really need some help


Anonymous
on Dec 30, 2013 @ 10:26 am

Throughout the course of my life, I've been through several really traumatic events (rape, domestic abuse, etc.) and years later I still don't know how to cope with it. I'm an emotional roller coaster, and to make things worse I have a tendency to bottle things up until I explode (and then its not good at all!) The area I live in doesn't have resources available to people like me who have lived through such events, so I feel like I have to deal with it on my own..despite knowing there have been issues in my community dealing with these topics. I don't know really what I'm asking for, maybe this is just a vent? but if someone has any guidance for me I sure would appreciate it because I feel like this is ruining me.
 


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TigerLilly
Therapist on Dec 30, 2013 @ 11:26 am

I think you need professional help. And there's nothing to be ashamed of that. I see a therapist and I'd highly recommend it. You've been through some some crazy things and a therapist will help will help you. Like you said, you can't deal with it on your own, so best to turn to someone who you know will be able to help you.

Even though people on this forums will want to help you, we don't necessarily know how.
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AlexJC
Professional Help on Dec 30, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

If you don't know any resources available to you, then try asking your GP to recommend you to a therapist. They might be aware of more support groups around you or perhaps give you a reference to a therapist. In the meantime, look for online support and find a friend or family member you can talk things through with!

Help is there, you might just have to look a little harder for it. Good luck and lots of internet love!
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Ali de Bold
Are you in canada? on Jan 02, 2014 @ 10:19 am

Psychiatrists are covered by OHIP in Ontario if you have been referred by your family doctor and they are practising MDs. If not many company healthcare plans have coverage for professional counselling.

This is really heavy stuff you are dealing with and not something you should be processing alone. I'm so sorry these things have happened to you. You can overcome this. It's your life and the only person who can ensure you move on from this is you, by taking action to get help.

Big hugs to you!
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wendyroy
Please seek help on Jan 23, 2014 @ 08:47 am

I am reading this and can relate to some of the things you talked about. I can tell you that you CAN feel so much better, and are carrying a burden that is affecting your life in more ways than you may even realize. I hope you are being kind to yourself, and I agree that you need to seek professional help. I have and got so much more out of it than expected. Talk to your doctor, he or she should be able to steer you in the right direction for your area. There are also many 1-800 types of hotlines where you can talk to someone anonymously, and they may also have some input as to where you can go for help. Be good to yourself and please try to find some help....sending hugs.
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